Genre Post: Literary Fiction

12:01 AM Emily 4 Comments

Today's genre is literary fiction. Much like "genre fiction" and "classic fiction," literary fiction can be a very broad topic. Not necessarily a bad thing.

I (Emily) am very new to literary fiction. I am currently working towards an English degree, and am just getting my feet wet in the ocean that is literary fiction. I am enjoying the complexity and beautiful storytelling that literary fiction provides, and I can't wait to see what you all have to write about this topic.

As I mentioned, I'm new to literary fiction and don't get into a whole lot of discussion about it, mostly because I'm embarrassed by how much I haven't read. Here are some prompts if you're looking for what to write about:

What books have you read this year that would fit into this category?
Is there anything coming up that you're particularly excited about?
What authors/novels would you recommend to someone new to the genre?
Are there any misconceptions or things that you'd like to clear up for people unfamiliar with literary fiction?
What got you started into this kind of book?
Name a novel that hasn't received a lot of buzz that definitely deserves it.

Link up your blog posts below, check out other bloggers, and leave some feedback in the comments!


  1. Hello! So excited to be participating in Armchair BEA this week, it's been a blast. I wrote my post based on the agenda question for today "Which works of art have changed your life? Be creative and make a list outlining books featuring specific subjects (i.e., animals, recommended prize-winners, outstanding authors, etc.). " Hope you'll stop by my blog post and find out which books win my Thanks for Changing My Life Awards! Hope that's ok, sounds a little different than questions in post but I already wrote it :)

  2. This was a bit difficult topic to discuss. I wonder if everybody was as confused as I was.

  3. Judging by what I saw I would have to agree that this was a tough topic for many bloggers. It was for me as well so I veered off course somewhat, and wrote about books that have had a major impact on me in some way.

  4. Little late but I did get my post up for this day's topic.